Cosmetics JV Between Amyris and Nikkol Begins Operations

In Japan, cosmetics ingredients firm Nikkol has finalized the formation of its 50-50 joint venture with Amyris. The JV, dubbed Apprinova, was first announced in...

Italian company swaps casket for organic burial pod

In Italy, Capsula Mundi has introduced organic burial pods for those who wish to have a green funeral. The deceased is placed in the...

MIT Spin-Out Reports Metabolic Engineering Breakthrough

In Cambridge, MIT spin-out Manus Bio is using multivariate modular metabolic engineering to design microbial pathways that produce larger volumes of commercially interesting compounds. MMME...

Healthy Choice frozen entrees to switch to plant-based packaging

In Chicago, Conagra Foods, the food company behind the popular frozen entrées Healthy Choice, says it will be replacing plastic with microwave-safe serving bowls...

Taiwanese startup develops sugar-based straws

In Taiwan, a startup has developed a straw alternative based on sugarcane waste. 100% Plants, founded by Huang Chien-chung, uses simple chemical methods to turn...

Organic Plus SP controls zoospores

In Canada, Bionetix International reports positive field testing results for a fungicidal biostimulant based on humic and fulvic acids, rhamnolipids, marine plants, and micronutrients. Organic...

Evonik acquires METabolic EXplorer’s methionine technology for €45 million

In Germany, Evonik Industries will acquire METabolic EXplorer’s technology for producing the amino acid methionine via fermentation for €45 million. Under the terms of the...

DuPont, ADM cut the ribbon on FDME pilot plant

In Illinois, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland have opened their joint pilot plant for producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester. Made from fructose, FDME...

American Process, India’s Birla Carbon to Explore Nanocellulose-Carbon Fiber Synergies for Green Tires

In Mumbai, Aditya Birla Group subsidiary Birla Carbon has signed a joint development agreement with American Process to explore the synergistic use of nanocellulose...

Algae-based ketchup packets debut in UK

In the United Kingdom, a consortium is trialing the use of seaweed sachets for fast food condiments. The Fat Pizza, a Southend eatery, and Just...

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Pope weighs in on sustainability, calls for circular economy

In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use of more biobased products. Pontifical Academy of...

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